Thursday, December 31, 2009

7 Months & a New Year

This past month has held so many milestones - as you can see in the New Years Eve photo above, our Barking Baby went from rocking on all fours to being a skilled crawler this month. He started sitting up and crawling the week of Christmas, and J and I's heads are still spinning as we learn the implications of his independent mobility. He has earned his new nickname, Mr. Wiggles, especially on the changing table where he likes to flip onto his stomach mid-diaper change, or in his crib where he pops up to sitting when we lay him down for a nap. While I'm not always sure how to handle that, it's amazing to watch him make decisions and then implement them, like "I want to sit up now and so I will - watch me roll to my tum and then get on all fours and then swing my legs and torso around and now I'm sitting. Oh, do you want to see me do it again? Is that why you put me back on my back? Sure I can do it again! I know how!" And then he smiles, so proud of his accomplishment. And I can't help but smile too.

More milestones this month:
BB was dedicated to the Lord at the Christmas Eve service at our church - so surreal to be the ones actually participating in this VCC tradition that we love. This tradition is a time where J and I commit to teaching BB about God and His Son and his ways and our church prays over us as a family.

And BB had his first Christmas morning.

Which of course means he opened his first Christmas presents! His very first Christmas gift was a Bible from Mommy and Daddy.

And then there were lots of toys from his family:

And this past month he has ravenously consumed peas and sweet potatoes and chicken and rice cereal and apples and pears and blueberries and bananas (his favorite) and gained almost 1 pound, rounding out at 16 lbs, and is 28 3/4 inches long.

And on his 7 month birthday he rang in the New Year:

Happy 7 months BB! and Happy 2010 to all of you from the Barking Baby Mama!


  1. Where were you for New Year's? They have a giraffe...
    I can't believe he's already crawling! Hannah's not even close - she's just content to sit in one place for hours...ok, maybe not hours... :) You guys look great! Happy New Year!!

  2. Haha We were at An's parent's house for COOTIE, of course! :) And they actually have one of those 7 foot wooden giraffes too! It's an Africa-inspired room.

  3. Happy New Year to you too!! Lil guy looks adorable in his white shirt, just like dad... awww! :) Glad to see he used his new bib too, haha. Thanks for the pictures, love it! :) Love you guys!